Screening Tools

Early detection of disease or the risk factors for disease enables prompt referral to an evidence-based program that can help prevent disease progression and costly health outcomes.

We have collected screening tools that can help you identify eligible patients for community programs or physical activity.

We support our healthcare providers to screen patients regularly and have the tools to effectively refer and link patients to appropriate community-based resources and social services.

Prediabetes Risk Test

This is a screening tool you can use to determine eligibility for the National Diabetes Prevention Program. Share these results with us along with your patient contact information and we can enroll them in the program.

ICD and CPT Codes When Screening for Prediabetes and Diabetes

These documents outline some of the relevant ICD-10 and CPT codes for diabetes prevention and management that can be used by physicians to document diagnoses in the medical record, for billing, and for referral to diabetes prevention and management programs.

STEADI— Fall Prevention Tools

CDC’s STEADI tools and resources can help you screen, assess, and intervene to reduce your patient’s fall risk. The training below helps empower health care providers to integrate falls prevention into practice.

Exercise is Medicine: Physical Activity Vital Sign (PAVS)

Using PAVS as a screening tool in primary care enables physicians to understand the physical activity status of their patients and can be useful in identifying inactive patients who may benefit from physical activity counseling

ACSM: Medical Clearance for Physical Activity

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) exercise preparticipation health screening process can be used as a first line of screening to reduce unnecessary barriers to adopting and maintaining regular physical activity by identifying only those individuals at greater risk for serious cardiometabolic adverse events.

Exercise is Medicine: Coding and Billing Tips

Physical activity assessment, prescription and counseling is often performed in the context of chronic disease management. The use of ICD10 codes and appropriate CPT codes to reflect time and complexity is a reasonable strategy for many office visits. Although reimbursement for lifestyle-related charges and services is variable, providers may find these tips helpful.